Suffolk Gundog Club at the Suffolk Show 2016

I made my annual visit to The Suffolk Show last week, in conditions that could only be described as wintry.  In fact, the weather forecasters confirmed that Thursday 2nd June was colder than Christmas Day … Meeting some of the members of the Suffolk Gundog Club certainly cheered me up and I managed to get […]

Poppy & Snowy

    I was lucky enough to join a group of close friends for an enjoyable walk around the beautiful Suffolk countryside at the weekend – taking in the picturesque village of Kersey. The walk was made perfect for me by the presence of 2 new friends for Rusty … Poppy, the Jack Russell Terrier […]

Spaniels at The Splash

Rusty and I were lucky enough to meet lots of dogs on Sunday on the Sudbury Water Meadows. It was a lovely afternoon and the dogs were intent on having fun – especially at the stretch of river near the Mill Hotel – which we call The Splash … There we met 2 water- loving […]

All About Dogs – Easter Weekend

I decided to take Rusty to a special Dog Event over the Easter Weekend at the Suffolk Showground in Ipswich. “All About Dogs” is a specialised event that takes place at numerous venues throughout the year and is dedicated, as the name suggests, to everything ‘Doggy’ … The Easter weather was unfortunately very chilly, windy and […]

Rusty’s Story continued …

I have to apologise for committing the “cardinal sin” of not blogging on a regular basis …!  Lots of things seem to have become really hectic all at once – and I have neglected my blogging duties whilst I have been juggling a fair number of tasks – including returning to my part-time bank work […]

Easter at Marlborough House

It’s been such a beautiful day today and so I decided to get out into the garden to enjoy the sun whilst it lasted … One of the things that I wanted to achieve was to take some Easter Chick photographs. The area by my pond in the front garden is south-facing and I still have […]

Noodle the Doodle …

It was a bright but cold day today – and I decided to take Rusty to Roman Fields – which is a very popular location for dog walkers in Colchester. Everyone is very friendly there and the dogs can really enjoy themselves chasing each other around on a wonderful expanse of meadow which was once […]

Ready to Run …

    It was a beautiful afternoon yesterday on the water meadows in Sudbury – cold but bright – and perfect for me to capture some action shots of Rusty Dog. I particularly wanted to take some images with Rusty ‘poised for action’, because he strikes some excellent poses when he is waiting for his […]

Coco – or is it Cocoa ?

Rusty and I met a new friend on the water meadows in Sudbury yesterday afternoon – a huge bundle of shaggy fur, called Coco. She is a cross between an Old English Sheepdog and an Alsatian and has the most gorgeous grey coat tinged with shades of brown. Friendly, yet mischievous, Coco made off with […]

The Power of “Dog”

  Do you ever feel like you have lost all  your positive energy ?   That’s how I felt this morning … This is a bad feeling to have on a Wednesday morning – as I now have 2 days off to spend being creative and having fun with Rusty – so I should be […]

Rusty’s Story – Part 2

This is a copy of my second blog about Rusty the Dog, originally written on the 11th March 2014. It is really uplifting to re-read this entry and to remind myself just how much the two of us achieved in such a short space of time – and how close we had grown. The way […]

Ozzy a.k.a “Rat Boy”

  This cheeky little fellow is called Ozzy, although he is known affectionately as “Rat Boy” to his owner Steve … I was amazed to learn that Ozzy is 13 years old (with his 14th Birthday due in October) as he seemed more like a sprightly pup to me. His days are spent riding around in […]

Rusty’s Story – Part 1

      Today, I would like to share with you the first ever blog entry about my dog, Rusty.  It was written on the 28th February 2014, which was shortly after our friendship first began. It originally appeared on my personal blog. I have kept the content original – so that it accurately reflects […]

Rascals – My First Blog …

There’s so much that I’m looking forward to writing about now that I’ve launched my Pet Photography business …it’s just a question of where to start … A famous US wedding photographer, Jasmine Star – who gives useful tips about blogging – has suggested that no one reads a first blog anyway, so that means the […]